New deadline for Festival Queen competition
The deadline for the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition 2018 has been extended to Monday, April 16.
Stephen Davidson, director of marketing and public relations, JCDC, said the main reason for the extension is to give more persons the opportunity to participate.
"We realised that many of our entrants would be in university or in high school, and so we wanted to give them the full opportunity to participate," he said.
Davidson noted that the parish coronations, which are normally held during the weekends in May, will now take place in June. He said that this will give a wider cross section of persons the opportunity to participate in the programme, once they have completed their activities.
He is encouraging young women between 18 and 25 years old to enter the competition.
"It is a wonderful platform for them to give back to their community, the parish as well as to the country. We are looking for talented young ladies, who are intelligent, who are looking to make an impact on nation-building," he said
Some of the past queens include Jennifer 'Jenny-Jenny' Small, Dahlia Harris and Krystal Tomlinson.